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How successful we are in recognizing anorectic symptoms? : psychological and physical longitudinal follow - up of patients with anorexia nervosa

Vlašić-Cicvarić, Inga; Korotaj, Zrinka; Peršić, Mladen; Cvijović, Katarina (2002)
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Language Croatian
Title (Croatian)Prepoznajemo li uspješno simptome anoreksije nervoze ? : longitudinalno praćenje psiholoških i fizičkih karakteristika pacijentica s anoreksijom nervozom
Title (English)How successful we are in recognizing anorectic symptoms? : psychological and physical longitudinal follow - up of patients with anorexia nervosa
AuthorVlašić-Cicvarić, Inga
Korotaj, Zrinka
Peršić, Mladen
Cvijović, Katarina
Abstract (Croatian)
Longitudinalnim smo praćenjem obuhvatili 12 pacjentica oboljelih od anoreksije nervoze s ciljem evaluacije postupaka dijagnostike i liječenja. Prateći promjene u dijagnostičkim kriterijima (Dijagnostički i statistički priručnik duševnih bolesti · DSM IV) uočili smo da je u naših pacijentica najprije došlo do oporavka na planu fizičkih kriterija bolesti (povećanje težine i pojava menstruacije), ali da psihički kriteriji (strah od debljanja i poremećaj percepcije vlastita tijela) perzistiraju znatno duže. Anoreksija nervoza izrazito je dugotrajna bolest s tendencijom ka kroničnosti. Liječenje treba nastaviti i nakon tjelesnog oporavka (tjelesna teæina, menstruacija). Budući da smo našli i dosljedno predugo vrijeme (prosječno 14 mjeseci) od pojave prvih simptoma bolesti do pronalaženja dijagnoze, ističemo važnost ranog otkrivanja i dugotrajnog tretmana ove bolesti.
Abstract (English)
Twelve patients with diagnosis anorexia nervosa have been prospectively follow-up with respect to evaluated the treatment regarding differences in diagnostic criteria (Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental diseases · DSM IV), academic, family and social functioning. Anorexia nervosa is a long treating disease with tendency toward chronicity. We recommend that treatment must go on after improvement in physical symptoms (body weight, period) because psychological criteria of illness (fear of becoming fat and disturbance in perception of own body) still persist. We found that the time from first signs of disease until the clear diagnose was to long (mean time is 14 months). We point out the importance of early diagnose and long-term treatment.
Keywords (Croatian)anoreksija nervoza dijagnostički kriteriji rano otkrivanje
Keywords (English)anorexia nervosa diagnose early detection
Publication typeprofessional paper - professional paper
Publication statuspublished
Peer reviewpeer review
Journal titleMedicina
Numbering2002, Vol. 38, No. 3-4, pp 87-88
ISSN1874-6864
Datepublication: 2002.
Scientific fieldBIOMEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE
Clinical Medical Sciences
Psychiatry
InstitutionUniversity of Rijeka, Faculty of Medicine
(Department of Pediatrics)
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:184:374892